Atlanta, GA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia

Q: CAN A LANDLORD BRING PEOPLE INTO THE HOME TO SHOW IT OFF WHILE YOU LIVE THERE?

I THINK MY LANDLORD IS TRYING TO SELL THE HOUSE THAT I AM RENTING FROM HER. I ASKED HER WAS SHE SELLING IT TO ANY ONE AND SHOULD I BE WORRIED AND SHE SAID NO. HOWEVER, SHE HAS BROUGHT SEVERAL PEOPLE OVER THE PAST WEEK TO LOOK AT THE HOUSE AND THEY LOOK LIKE POTENTIONAL BUYERS. IS THERE ANY TYPE OF VIOLATION FOR THAT?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Paula J. Mcgill
Paula J. Mcgill
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: First, look at your lease. If your lease does not allow the landlord to show the house, you can demand that it stop.

Second, she can sell the house. However, unless the lease states otherwise, the new owners will buy the house subject to the lease.

Therefore, if your lease ends in December, the house is sold in August, and the lease does not have an early termination provision, the lease continues, and you remain as a tenant.

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